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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Le Royaume Oublie - La Tragedie Cathare (2009) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9873}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Le Royaume Oublie - La Tragedie Cathare (2009) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9873}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Le Royaume Oublie - La Tragedie Cathare (2009) {3CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9873}
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© 2009 Alia Vox | AVSA 9873
Classical / Medieval

Catharism was the name given to a Christian religious sect that appeared in the Languedoc region of what is now southern France and flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Cathars saw matter as intrinsically evil. They denied that Jesus could become incarnate and still be the son of God and thus, the Catholic Church regarded the sect as dangerously heretical. Faced with what they saw as a rapidly spreading cancer, the Church called for a crusade, which was carried out by knights from Northern France and Germany and was known as the Albigensian Crusade. This campaign, and the inquisition that followed it, eradicated the Cathars completely. It also had the effect of weakening the semi- independent southern principalities in the area, ultimately bringing them under direct control of the King of France.

Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox AVSA9907}

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Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox AVSA9907}

Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox AVSA9907}
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© 2014 Alia Vox | AVSA9907
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval

Exactly 20 years ago (in 1994), after several years of research, experimentation and concerts, we recorded our first CD devoted to La Lira d’Espéria, performed on my three early instruments – the Rebec, the Tenor Fiddle and the Rabab (Rabel morisco) – with the indispensable percussion of Pedro Estevan. The idea was to announce the music and instruments featured in the recording using the evocative ancient names of Lyra and Hesperia. It was an obvious choice, as the whole recording was devoted to the medieval repertory for bowed instruments and consisted of music from the various Christian, Jewish and Arabo-Andalusian cultures that existed in ancient Iberia and Italica.

Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis E 8547}

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Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis E 8547}

Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis E 8547}
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© 1996 Auvidis / Astree | E 8547
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval Fiddle

Savall's notes make it clear that his intention was not so much to re-create a musical performance of the time as to pay tribute to the jongleurs in pieces that re-create ``a certain art of sounding the bow.'' The re-creations draw on what have become almost stereotypical melodic and rhythmic figures of the music of the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian cultures of the Middle Ages, periodically spiced, as in the Danza del viento, with spiky rhythms that could plausibly have originated in modern jazz improvisation.

Donna de Paradiso - Laudi e lodi del XIII-XIV secolo - Arundel, Antonio Minelli (1999) {Sarx Records SX 031-2}

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Donna de Paradiso - Laudi e lodi del XIII-XIV secolo - Arundel, Antonio Minelli  (1999) {Sarx Records SX 031-2}

Donna de Paradiso - Laudi e lodi del XIII-XIV secolo - Arundel, Antonio Minelli (1999) {Sarx Records SX 031-2}
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© 1999 Sarx Records | SX 031-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

The "ARUNDEL" show group, founded by Antonio Minelli and Olga Borghetti, has been conducting a systematic search for medieval music and texts, which began with the rediscovery of troubadour songs and ancient dances, collaborating with illustrious Italian choreographers, and then continued with the many artistic forms of the European Middle Ages.

Eric Sleichim & Bl!ndman - Bl!ndman Collected (2013) {7CD Set Warner Classics 5099944427726 rec 1992-2006}

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Eric Sleichim & Bl!ndman - Bl!ndman Collected (2013) {7CD Set Warner Classics 5099944427726 rec 1992-2006}

Eric Sleichim & Bl!ndman - Bl!ndman Collected (2013) {7CD Set Warner Classics 5099944427726 rec 1992-2006}
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© 1992-2006, 2013 Parlophone Music Belgium / Warner Classics | 5099944427726
Jazz / Classical / Saxophone / Classical Crossover / Early Music / Renaissance / Medieval / Avant-Garde / Contemporary

BL!NDMAN’s approach to early music using modern instrumentation seeks to achieve a reformative transformation, rather than an exact imitation. For the past 20 years, BL!NDMAN has been constantly engaged in the search for a saxophone sound that throws new light on old music. Central to this is timbre, as is the way in which the tone can be consciously influenced by the whole body, even the voice box. This 7-CD set charts their extraordinary journey.

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Moyen Âge & Renaissance - Middle ages & renaissance (1997) {Fontalis Auvidis ES 9904}

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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Moyen Âge & Renaissance - Middle ages & renaissance (1997) {Fontalis Auvidis ES 9904}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Moyen Âge & Renaissance - Middle ages & renaissance (1997) {Fontalis Auvidis ES 9904}
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© 1997 Fontalis / Auvidis France | ES 9904
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance

This disc consists of 22 landmark selections from Hesperion XX's various programs of music of the 12th to 14th centuries. Notable composers represented: Alfonso X El Sabio, Guillame Dufay, Eustache Du Caurroy, Orlando Lasso, Francisco Guerrero, Christopher Tye and Cristobal De Morales; several anonymous works included also.

Ensemble Colortalea - Lais Bretons: Aux origines de la poésie chantée médiévale (2000) {Coop Breizh LAY 003CD}

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Ensemble Colortalea - Lais Bretons: Aux origines de la poésie chantée médiévale (2000) {Coop Breizh LAY 003CD}

Ensemble Colortalea - Lais Bretons: Aux origines de la poésie chantée médiévale (2000) {Coop Breizh LAY 003CD}
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© 2000 Coop Breizh / Éditions du Layeur | LAY 003CD
Classical / Medieval

The law of the honeysuckle of Marie de France founds the French poetic tradition; it is inspired by a Breton lai, just like the Nightingale's Law, which De la Villemarque will collect in its Breton form, Ann Eostik, … eight centuries later. A testimony of the link between Breton tradition and medieval Breton lisa which Marie de France had echoed. Because the Breton lais are close to the gwerziou, these lyrical narrative songs that we still know today in Brittany.

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

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John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}
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© 1995 Metronome Recordings | METCD1009
Classical / Medieval / Early Renaissance / Polyphony / Choral

John Dunstaple was one of the most celebrated composers of the medieval period. Tantalisingly little is known about him, and what little is known is tantalising. He served in the courts of the family of Henry V and two pieces here were performed in Canterbury Cathedral to celebrate Henry V's victory at Agincourt. The booklet includes illustrations from the only known surviving Dunstaple autograph manuscript, an astronomical treatise in Emmanuel College library. "A treasure trove of unfamiliar and little heard masterpieces, this imaginative record is a model of what can be achieved when scholars and performers genuinely collaborate"

Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard - Fons luminis: Codex Las Huelgas (Sacred Vocal Music from the 13th Century) (2018)

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Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard - Fons luminis: Codex Las Huelgas (Sacred Vocal Music from the 13th Century) (2018)

Ensemble Gilles Binchois & Dominique Vellard - Fons luminis: Codex Las Huelgas (Sacred Vocal Music from the 13th Century) (2018)
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Classical, Sacred | Label: Ensemble Gilles Binchois

Since 1979 Dominique Vellard has been the inspirational driving force behind the Ensemble Gilles Binchois : more than 35 years of research and performance that have led to the creation of some of the essential recordings, especially of music from the medieval and Renaissance periods. An outstanding catalogue of recordings devoted to the music of Machaut, the Notre-Dame School, the Burgundian repertoire, early french polyphony or the spanish Renaissance, on labels such as Virgin Classics, Harmonic Records, Ambroisie, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Glossa y Aparté, have met public, critical and musicological acclaim. The Ensemble Gilles Binchois performs regularly mostrly across Europe, but also in Morocco, India, Malaysia USA and South America.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9888}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9888}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9888}
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© 2011 Alia Vox | AVSA 9888
Classical / Medieval / Choral

Mare Nostrum (Latin for Our Sea ) was a Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most important focal points of cultural, political and intellectual growth and exchange and dialogue in the history of humankind. In this lavishly illustrated CD-book, Jordi Savall and the musicians of Hespèrion XXI invite us to explore the facts, myths and legends of the Mediterranean and the sway it has had over many peoples and cultures from Morocco to Israel, from Spain to Lebanon. Also featured on the recording are soprano Montserrat Figueras and Israeli singer Lior Elmaleh, one of the leading representatives of the new generation of performers of Andalusian music.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Jeanne D'Arc: Batailles & Prisons (2012) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9891 A+B}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Jeanne D'Arc: Batailles & Prisons (2012) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9891 A+B}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Jeanne D'Arc: Batailles & Prisons (2012) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9891 A+B}
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© 2012 Alia Vox | AVSA 9891 A+B
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval / Renaissance

Twenty years after his work on the soundtrack of Jacques Rivette's movie Jeanne la Pucelle, Jordi Savall returns to this powerful subject matter and presents a new set dedicated to the mother figure of the struggle for French independence. The music on Joan of Arc - Battles and Prisons provides the perfect atmosphere for Savall's fresh look this historical icon. Alongside works by composers from the time of Joan of Arc (Guillaume Dufay, Josquin Desprez, Johannes Vincenet, Johannes Cornago, etc.), the set also features compositions and arrangements by Jordi Savall. The biographical program of the set is further illustrated through spoken dialogue. The accompanying 500 page, six language hardbound book is richly illustrated and provides historical perspective as well as texts and translations. The result is an amazingly vivid portrait of a troubled time.

Finnish Radio Chamber Choir - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)

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Finnish Radio Chamber Choir - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)

Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, Timo Nuoranne, Cetus Noster & Köyhät Ritarit - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)
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Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine

This re-issue of early Medieval vocal music from Finland includes a unique reconstruction of 14th and 15th century Gregorian music that was performed in Finland in the memory of St. Henry, Finland’s Patron Saint. Liturgical literature dealing with St. Henry is abundant and the music in this collection consists of extracts from masses and offices to St. Henry. Liturgical legend and oral tradition provide a colorful account of the English clergyman’s mission to Finland where he was killed on January 20th, 1156.

Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}

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Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}

Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}
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© 2016 Music & Arts | CD-1291
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred Vocal Music

The music of the 12th century poet and composer Hildegard von Bingen continues to exert a spell on the modern imagination, and not just among those who are (rightly) eager to seize on her as an early feminist icon. The chant melodies, rendered here with heartfelt elegance by the women’s chorus Vajra Voices under the direction of Karen R. Clark, are striking in both their shapeliness and the spiritual fervor that runs through them. To a modern listener, accustomed to hearing melodic lines combined in contrapuntal mesh or harmonic byplay, the spareness of these textures - even with the deft accompaniment of Shira Kammen on the vielle (a bowed string instrument) and medieval harp - can make them seem attenuated. But listen more closely, and Hildegard’s careful attentiveness to the liturgical texts, with all their implications, becomes ever more affecting.

Ferrara Ensemble, Crawford Young - Corps Femenin: L'Avant-garde de Jean Duc de Berry (2010) (Repost)

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Ferrara Ensemble, Crawford Young - Corps Femenin: L'Avant-garde de Jean Duc de Berry (2010) (Repost)

Ferrara Ensemble, Crawford Young - Corps Femenin: L'Avant-garde de Jean Duc de Berry (2010)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Arcana | Catalog: A 355

A long-awaited new release of one of the world’s most respected medieval music ensembles, Crawford Young’s Ferrara Ensemble continues its interpretation of late Gothic composers, in the first recording ever of what has been called the Mt. Everest of music notation puzzles - Angelorum psalat of the Codex Chantilly, recently published in a new edition by Crawford Young. A pinnacle of complexity, the Codex Chantilly, c1400, reflects the taste of popes and secular rulers such as Jean, Duc de Berry.

Jordi Savall & Montserrat Figueras - El Cant de la Sibil-la, Mallorca & Valencia, 1400-1560 (1999) {Alia Vox AV9806}

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Jordi Savall & Montserrat Figueras - El Cant de la Sibil-la, Mallorca & Valencia, 1400-1560 (1999) {Alia Vox AV9806}

Jordi Savall & Montserrat Figueras - El Cant de la Sibil-la, Mallorca & Valencia, 1400-1560 (1999) {Alia Vox AV9806}
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© 1999 Alia Vox | AV9806
Classical / Medieval / Choral / Sacred Music

The origins of the Songs of the Sibyls date back to the 6th century BC. Semi-divine beings, their oracular powers enabled them to predict the future. The myth of the sibyl was appropriated by the early Christians to prophesy the second coming of Christ, heralding the last judgment and the end of the world. This mythological element survived as late as the Middle Ages and even the Renaissance. Originally sung in Latin, the Songs of the Sibyls were traditionally performed by a young boy disguised as a woman during Matins on Christmas Day or during Holy Week in France, Italy and especially the Iberian Peninsula from the 10th century.